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Tu Bishvat 101
What is Tu Bishvat and how is it celebrated? Find answers along with links to sources and materials on Sefaria.
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Searching for Trees on Tu Bishvat
In this Tu Bishvat lesson students learn about trees in the Tanakh while sharpening their search
Sefaria Education2171 ViewsJanuary 3, 2021Learning Skills,Tu Bishvat,Trees
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People and Nature - A Tu Bishvat Photography Activity
A Tu Bishvat activity discussing the relationship between people and nature. Photography is used to encourage deep discussion of the texts and as a way for the students to express themselves.
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Trees in the Torah + Creating Art
Sources and questions to get students making thoughtful art regarding lessons on trees
Jessica Tamar Deutsch3691 ViewsJanuary 30, 2018Tu B'Shvat,Trees,Nature
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Bird Songs and Tree Music for Tu Bishvat and Shabbat Shirah
The new year of the trees, Tu Bishvat, typically occurs around the same time as Shabbat Shirah, when we read the Torah portion of Beshalach recounting the Israelites jubilant song after crossing the sea to freedom from Egyptian slavery. There is an old tradition to feed birds before Shabbat Shirah in acknowledgement of their song, which is said to have inspired this spontaneous singing on the shores of the Reed Sea. In this source sheet, we look at sources describing the songs of both trees and birds, searching for new ways to inspire our own music and prayer.
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The Power of the Earth Theme: Humility
Can being humble actually be a source of strength? What does it mean to be “like the earth?” How can I let go of needing the recognition of others, and if I support the advancement of others, can it lead to my own growth as well? What does it mean to bend?
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A Kabbalist's Feast: Tu B’Shevat Seder
An interactive Tu B'Shevat Seder full of meditations, teachings, and blessings created by Rabbi Yonah Bookstein, founding rabbi of Pico Shul, Rabbi at Camp Neshama, and director of Shabbat Tent.
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Roots of Tu Bishvat: Introducing Mishnat Eretz Yisrael
Learn about Tu Bishvat with Mishnat Eretz Yisrael, a modern Israeli commentary on the Mishnah.
Sefaria Education1133 ViewsJanuary 5, 2023Mishnah,Tu Bishvat
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Tu Bishvat Seder
A Tu Bishvat seder including the drinking of 4 cups of grape juice and eating 4 types of fruits. Additional texts and readings can be added to personalize the seder according to your audience and interests
Sefaria Education2136 ViewsDecember 21, 2021Tu Bishvat Seder,Tu Bishvat
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Tu Bishvat Seder Guide
Planning a Tu Bishvat seder? This guide provides the basics along with resources to help you create an engaging seder.
Sefaria Education7209 ViewsDecember 19, 2021Tu Bishvat Seder,Tu Bishvat
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Tu Bishvat Seder by Noam Zion
A Tu Bishvat Seder created by Noam Zion, co-author of "A Different Night: The Family Participation Haggadah."
noam zion1695 ViewsDecember 9, 2021Nature,Wine,Seder,Hope,Tu Bishvat,Environment
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Responsibility to the Land: To Work It and To Keep It
This is a lesson that can be used in a lesson prior to Tu B’Shvat. It can also be used as part of a unit on the environment or on the early pioneers in Israel. The lesson guides the students through Jewish texts and resources from the National Library of Israel which discuss taking care of the land and preserving it for future generations. Guiding questions are provided to assist the students in analyzing the texts and resources. At the end of the lesson, students have a choice of creative projects which allow them to implement what they have learned and design a poster.
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Seder Tu B'Shevat
For Eshel Toronto Tu B'Shevat Seder 5780 (February 9, 2020)
Ellis Goldstein1575 ViewsFebruary 5, 2020
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Conservation Through Torah Text
This sheet was created for a peer-led Moishe House retreat that focused on the role of conservation in Judaism. This is part 2/2 of a weekend learning series.
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